The statistics this time give Unicaja a “push” ahead of this Tuesday’s game (8:30 p.m.) against Galatasaray at the Martín Carpena, in what will be the third day of the second phase of the Basketball Champions League (BCL). And it is that To date, the historic Ottoman team has played three games in the capital of the Costa del Sol with always favorable results for Unicaja.
Galatasaray’s first visit to Malaga was in the Korac Cup of the 1999/2000 season. On that occasion, the team led by Bozidar Maljkovic beat their rival in the ancient Ciudad Jardín by a resounding 86-68, in what was Unicaja’s last season on the legendary Costa del Sol stadium.
The second match between the two teams was already at the Martín Carpena, in a clash corresponding to the Euroleague of the 2013/2014 campaign. Unicaja, trained by Joan Plaza, also won the Ottomans with authority 84-57.
The third and so far the last visit of Galatasaray to Malaga was in a match corresponding to the Eurocup 2019/2020. Luis Casimiro’s Unicaja prevailed by a tighter 88-83 over their Istanbul rival.
This Tuesday will be the fourth game between compositors and Turks and, curiously, in a different competition, in this case in the Basketball Champions Leagueafter both clubs have decided to leave the “Euroleague world” to embrace the competition organized by FIBA.